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Find a perfect tropical retreat at Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is the major gateway to a region rich in the history of the ancient Mayan civilization. It is framed by well-known archaeological sites and white sand beaches, making it an impressive vacation destination. The natural beauty, warm climate and local hospitality provide the ultimate vacation retreat.

Things to do

Cancun beaches

Cancun beaches are divided among north and east locations. The northern beaches surround the water of Mujeres Bay. One of the best choices for families is the Playa Caracol. The water is shallow, and the location is flat. The east side borders the Caribbean Sea and offers windier conditions with big waves. Diving and snorkeling are great ways to experience the northern beaches' beautiful coral reefs. Other water activities include waterskiing and sail boating. It's also common for visitors to enjoy an adventure in the Nichupte Lagoon.

Cancun historical sites

”El Rey” is an archaeological site nestled among the resort areas. Here, you will get an inside look at the ancient Mayan civilization. The ruins represent Mexican history at its most authentic.

Cancun family activities

One of Cancun's most popular family attractions is the interactive aquarium. You will enjoy an open-air facility where it's possible to touch stingrays, conches and sea turtles. Submarine tours are ideal for observing underwater creatures without getting wet. Since the Caribbean water is extremely clear, you can view a variety of tropical fish and other deep-sea wonders. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to play a round at a first-class course. Some top names in the sport have created challenging courses set against the gorgeous tropical backdrop.

Cancun shopping

Cancun is filled with multiple shopping opportunities. There are designer stores with famous brand names, flea markets and various souvenir shops featuring handcrafted items. Since shopping is duty-free, you will be able to take advantage of some great deals on jewelry as well. La Isla Shopping Village is filled with trendy shops on the banks of the Nichupte Lagoon. The overall theme is a Venetian paradise. Market 28 is a large flea market in the downtown area. It is the perfect place to find souvenirs and handcrafted wares.

Cancun dining

Restaurants at Avenidas Tulan are popular and lively. Fine dining is better on Avenida Bonampak. Budget travelers will enjoy the tacos at El Centro's Avenida Yaxchilan. For fresh seafood, Market 28 offers a wide range of eateries.

Where to stay

Approximately 150 Cancun hotels are located along the Zona Hotelara, or “Hotel Zone.” You will be able to find luxury all-inclusive resorts and smaller inns throughout the area. Live Aqua is an adult-only resort that provides an entire sensory experience. To save money, consider staying in the downtown area. Although you will need to take a taxi to the beach, room rates are cheaper, and the hotels feel more intimate.

Special events

Thanks to the warm climate, Cancun hosts various events throughout the year. Carnival is a national tradition that celebrates the days leading to Ash Wednesday. There are parades and parties all around the area. On April 20, the residents of Cancun celebrate Cancun Day, the day when the city was founded. In November, the annual Festival Internacional del Caribe Mexicano is a one-month food festival that allows visitors to sample some of the finest area dishes.

Best time to visit

Peak travel season to Cancun is December to April. Crowds are thick, but the weather is ideal, and vacation packages are cheap. It is wise to avoid March, the time when spring break travelers are most prevalent. Summer is quite humid, and temperatures approach the 90s. However, room rates are extremely low. Fall is the least busy time in Cancun, as the weather can be stormy.

Recently booked Cancun hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
1 hour ago 5 stars $299
Temptation Resort and Spa - All Inclusive Adults Only
Cancun - Playa Mujeres
2 hours ago 4 stars $256
Hotel Emporio Family Suites Cancun 2 hours ago 3 stars $86
Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort - All Inclusive, Adults Oriented
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
2 hours ago 5 stars $283
Flamingo Cancun Resort
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
3 hours ago 3 stars $69
Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe & The Villas Cancun All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
4 hours ago 4 stars $238
Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
6 hours ago 4 stars $263
Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive
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7 hours ago 5 stars Choose dates
Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
7 hours ago 4 stars $306
Grand Oasis Palm The All Inclusive Family Resort
Cancun Shopping, Entertainment
8 hours ago 4 stars $169

Recently Rated Cancun Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel Soberanis
3.0 / 5
8 reviews
3 stars $43
Celuisma Imperial Laguna
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2.6 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $48
Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive
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4.7 / 5
936 reviews
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Secrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive
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4.6 / 5
180 reviews
5 stars $413
NYX Hotel Cancun
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3.5 / 5
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3 stars $52
ME Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Oriented
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4.0 / 5
731 reviews
4 stars $370
The Royal Caribbean
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4.0 / 5
46 reviews
4 stars $91
Grand Oasis Sens- All Inclusive Adults Only
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3.4 / 5
85 reviews
3 stars $195
Krystal Cancun Beachfront Resort
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3.4 / 5
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3 stars $102
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2.4 / 5
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From $356

1 Live Aqua Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only

5 stars
4.5 / 5 417 reviews

Blvd. Kukulkan 12.5 km Map

Special offer for limited time

Celeb-chef restaurants at exclusive beachfront getaway in Cancun The Live Aqua Cancun is a 371-room, nine-floor oasis on the Yucatan Peninsula. The resort has Mayan-inspired architecture... More

Worth every penny!
The staff at live aqua are the highlight of the hotel. ANYTHING you want- they are happy to help you. They are so friendly and helpful. The hotel was beautiful, as was the room. We upgraded when we...
Oct 16, 2014
From $253

2 Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 509 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 16.5 Map

30% off per night!

Family friendly, all-inclusive Cancun beach resort with many amenitiesPosh yet family-friendly, this 502-room beachfront property spans three eight-story wings awash in peach, yellow and earth... More

Perfect Vacation
Staff - extremely friendly and nice Food - very delicious
Oct 8, 2014
From $222

3 Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 248 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan Kilometer 9.5 Map

FREE Massage+Access to Gym, Hydrotherapy area

Grand Cancun resort in unparalleled location with top-tier amenitiesThe majestic Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels® & Resorts.The... More

Best hotel in Cancun
You must experience the incredible service and outstanding food and beverage to really appreciate this hotels excellence. Every person in every department Is perfectly trained and you will marvel...
Sep 18, 2014

4 Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancun Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 936 reviews

Playa Mujeres Map

Wine&flowers in room+Concierge,Wifi,Premium liquor

Romantic beachfront resort with exclusive amenities near Cancun The contemporary Excellence Playa Mujeres is perched amid seven swimming pools on a picturesque white sand beach. The adults-only... More

Excellent customer service, great location would love to recomend
Oct 22, 2014
From $275

5 Nizuc Luxury Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.9 / 5 14 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 21 + 260, Lote 1 -01, Mza 59, Map

Bay Cruise,WiFi&Lapis Jewerly Gift

Luxury Cancun resort in a quiet, beachfront settingWith sophisticated suites and private villas spread around 29 acres of picturesque grounds and beachfront location, Nizuc Resort & Spa offers... More

Great Property!
This is one of the nicest resorts I stayed in - by far! First class all the way from the facility to the staff. Good location close to the airport and the Hotel Row for restaurants if you want to...
Oct 7, 2014
From $299

6 RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive

5 stars
4.5 / 5 238 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan KM 5.5 lte 6-C Map

Free Sunset Cruise, Riu Exchange&Adults Only Value

All-inclusive beachfront resort in CancunFeaturing deluxe beachfront accommodations amid tropical vegetation, RIU Palace Peninsula All Inclusive makes for an ideal haven for vacationers in the... More

Me and my girlfriend just came back from our six day vacation there and stayed in the junior suite jacuzzi villas with terrace. The room was nice, thought the paint on the walls could have used a...
Oct 20, 2014
From $413

7 Secrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive

5 stars
4.6 / 5 180 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38 + 38b Map

Unlimited Calls, Wi Fi, Green Fee & Sunset Cruise

All-inclusive property with luxurious accommodations and eye-catching sea viewsSecrets The Vine Cancun - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive is a beachfront resort that caters to adults-only... More

Wonderful Experience
Everything about this resort was beautiful! The staff, rooms, food, pools. and beach were all great! I would definitely come back to enjoy another vacation!
Oct 20, 2014
From $407

8 Hard Rock Hotel Cancun - All Inclusive

5 stars
4.4 / 5 71 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.5 Hotel Zone Map

Resort Credit up to $2500 usd & Sunset Cruise

Refined beachfront resort in Cancun with Jacuzzi rooms, kids clubThe Hard Rock Hotel is located on a pristine stretch of white sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea and... More

Great time
We liked the cleanliness of the hotel and the great staff
Oct 13, 2014
From $263

9 Riu Palace Las Americas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 621 reviews

Bkvd. Kukulcan Lote 4 Hotel Zone KM 10 Map

FREE Sunset Cruise,Get 1 enjoy 3 Resorts&FREE Wifi

Sun-soaked Cancun all-inclusive with luxury amenities, two poolsThe Riu Palace Las Americas is situated on Cancun's Yucatan peninsula and offers endless ocean views. The property is dotted with... More

Fun entertainment staff and Great Resort overall!
We would definitely go back to the Riu Palace Las Americas! The entertainment staff did an excellent job with the daily activities, the food at the buffet and separate restaurants was very good,...
Oct 15, 2014
From $232

10 Riu Cancun All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 676 reviews

Kukulcan Blvd. L-5 Map

FREE Sunset Cruise & Lapis Jewerly Gift

Modern, all-inclusive Cancun resort with disco and kids playgroundThe Riu Cancun is situated on the postcard-worthy, white sand beaches of the transparent, turquoise Caribbean Sea. The... More

My stay was great but there were a couples of things that could be improved as follows No clock in the room No real juice (seemed powdered) Room service kept rearranging the room from our liking...
Oct 22, 2014
From $239

11 GR Solaris Cancun Resort and Spa- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 880 reviews

Blvd. Kukulan Lote 59-2 ETAPA Map

FREE Sunset Cruise

All-inclusive, cost-conscious comfort in Cancun, along the CaribbeanThe GR Solaris Cancun Resort & Spa is a budget-minded beachfront property in the hotel zone featuring nightly entertainment,... More

Needs to have more activity for the evenings
The food was as expected. the pool was as expected. evenings were kind a quiet. Although the people were nice. we asked for a room on the higher floor or with a view and they wanted us to pay extra.
Oct 15, 2014
From $280

12 Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan KM 8.5 Zona Hotelera Map

Kids Stay FREE, Free Wifi & Lapis Jewerly Gift

Perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, sits Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, opening this September! Experience all the great inclusions... More

fall get away
I have stayed at AM resorts before and figured to give this one a try due to good reviews. The hotel seemed understaffed and a tad rude. We went to a dinner at one of the hotel restaurants and...
Oct 4, 2014
From $238

13 Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe & The Villas Cancun All Inclusive

4 stars
4.1 / 5 317 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan km. 10.5 Map

Free Sunset Cruise,Wifi, Kids Free & Lapis Gift

Cancun-area beach resort with daily activities, nightly entertainmentThe posh, all-inclusive Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe is 30 minutes from Cancun. The resort has three restaurants, snack bar... More

It's very good...
This is my first experience about All-inclusive hotel. This hotel is very good for everything. Specially the food of the resturant beside the pool is the best. It has a lot of activity at the...
Oct 17, 2014
From $442

14 The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres by Excellence - Luxury Boutique All Inclusive

5 stars
4.7 / 5 188 reviews

Lote 34, Manzana 1. Condominio Playa Mujeres Map

Lapis Gift and Lapis Jewerly Credit

Cancun resort on two miles of beach with large, Jacuzzi-outfitted roomsThe modern styled The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres is located on a pristine peninsula between the Caribbean Sea and a wetlands... More

Beautiful place, great service!
This hotel is so nice and clean! I loved it, the people working in every area are so helpful, I'l be definitely coming back! Only negative comment is about the food, I wish it was more authentic...
Sep 18, 2014
From $99

15 Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun

4 stars
4.1 / 5 88 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan km. 8.5 Lote 3, Zona Hotelera Map

25% off per night!

Hotel in a perfect location, great for a family vacationA vacation at Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun is almost like staying in an authentic Mexican village, but with the added benefit of great... More

Great hotel specially for families
Room was really big and had all the amenities you could want, particularly if you are traveling with family.
Oct 17, 2014
From $215

16 Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa- All Inclusive

3 stars
3.9 / 5 499 reviews

Blvd Kukulcan Lote 64 Map

Kids stay & Eat free /Free mini water park

Cancun beachfront resort with family activities and mini water parkThe Royal Solaris Cancun Resort, Marina & Spa is family-friendly. The all-inclusive, 300-room Cancun property has an... More

Good Hotel for Families
I was on a honeymoon, the hotel was nice, but for a family vacation. They told us that there was another hotel from that same chain that was focused on couples. I would stay here again if I came...
Sep 2, 2014
From $306

17 Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.2 / 5 540 reviews

Blvd..Kukulcan, L-48, Km. 16.5, M.53 Map

30% off per night!

Mayan-inspired, seaside resort in Cancun with villas and lagoon viewsThe Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas - All Inclusive is an elegant beachfront property flanked by tropical gardens. The hotel... More

good for the money
Great well come from every one we meat as we moved through the hotel. Staff at every restaurant were most cordial. Food was good and fresh I unusualy get sick, not this time. I found social...
Oct 15, 2014
From $407

18 Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All Inclusive

5 stars
4.3 / 5 478 reviews

Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM 340 Map

Exclusive Canadian Savings !

Posh Cancun resort along the Caribbean with Jacuzzi-outfitted roomsThe hotel is five miles from the airport and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. This luxurious property is punctuated by tropical... More

Perfect family getaway
This is the best resort I have been to. Spent most of the time in the resort. Pools were wonderful. Restaurants were amazing and service was top of the line. Would definitely go there again.
Aug 23, 2014
From $86

19 Hotel Emporio Family Suites Cancun

3 stars
3.8 / 5 21 reviews

Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km. 17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Hotelera Map

Family-friendly beachfront property in Cancun, MexicoAn array of business, recreational and dining experience awaits holidaymakers at the beachfront and family-friendly property of Emporio Family... More

Beautiful Getaway
Very nice hotel did not care for the waiters in the dining area they expected a big tip when they didn't come by and ask if you needed something or how the food was.
Oct 14, 2014
From $111

20 Krystal Grand Punta Cancun

4 stars
3.7 / 5 10 reviews

Boulevard Kukulcan km 8.5 Map

Get a Double Resort Credit

Luxury resort and spa offering stylish spaces overlooking the oceanSet facing the ocean and steps away from shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, Krystal Grand Punta Cancun makes for a... More

good for few days of staying
generally it was good. but the location wass quite far away from the bus stop. my boyfriend liked the bed as it was really comfortable. for me, I loved the breakfast that was specially offered
Oct 8, 2014